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Lampard can respond to detractors

Frank Lampard’s arrival in Major League Soccer was initially belated, and then rather disappointing. An extended spell at Manchester City, having agreed to join expansion outfit New York City FC, frustrated many, with the former England international arriving Stateside a year later than expected, and mid-season. Now 37 years of age, […]

Frank Lampard receives OBE for services to soccer

Former Chelsea football star Frank Lampard has been awarded an OBE for services to his sport – recognition of a career in British football that spanned 20 years and saw him win a clutch of medals with Chelsea and play for England more than 100 times. He was joined at Buckingham Palace by his partner […]

Frank Lampard has no regrets about how his final Premier League season has developed

Frank Lampard has no regrets over how his final Premier League season has developed – but is eagerly awaiting the next chapter of his career in the United States. Former England midfielder Lampard is playing out the season with Manchester City before joining their sister club New York City, the […]

Barcelona midfielder Xavi set to join New York City FC in 2016, says report

According to the Spanish radio show El Larguero, Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez is set to join New York City FC in 2016. Last summer, reports surfaced linking the Spain international with the new Major League Soccer franchise – as well as the Qatari club, Al Arabi. At the time, Barcelona […]

Frank Lampard in numbers; Ahead of return to Chelsea in City colors

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is poised to return to Stamford Bridge for the first time in opposition with Manchester City on Saturday. Here Press Association Sport looks at Lampard’s career in numbers. 11,000,000 – the fee, in pounds, paid to West Ham for the midfielder’s signature in 2001. 13 […]

Frank Lampard/New York City FC Fiasco Clouds MLS Progress Made Under Don Garber

The past few weeks have been tumultuous ones for America’s top professional soccer division. Instead of slowly transitioning the league’s marketing to its new superstars and priming the way for its new high-profile clubs, the top office has instead been sidetracked by controversy.  The Frank Lampard “will he or won’t […]

Comparisons Between Lampard and Gerrard Continue to Run Deep Both On And Off the Field

It is no small irony that after 24 hours of headlines about Frank Lampard that the spotlight has passed to Steven Gerrard.  After all, it’s these two players who are forever inextricably linked in the minds of a generation of fans and journalists alike. Gerrard’s decision to retire from the only […]

Frank Lampard Is Better Off at Manchester City Than New York, Says Pellegrini

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini claimed he could understand the frustration of New York City supporters after his victory in the fight for Frank Lampard's services. City are set to keep the former England midfielder until the end of the season after deferring his move to their sister club in […]

What Frank Lampard’s Deal Means for NYCFC, MLS, Manchester City and the Player

Call it the New Year’s Eve Earthquake. The reaction to the news that Manchester City has decided to keep Frank Lampard until the end of the European season sent shockwaves through social media and the American soccer community this afternoon. But here’s what the deal means for each of the parties […]

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Championship Fixtures November 1-2

October has come and gone and another month dawns on the Championship. Here are the fixtures for the clubs battling for the three lucrative promotion slots to the BPL. I will also be giving my predictions (in bold) on these fixtures. November 1 Charlton ( D-D-L-L-W) v Barnsley ( W-D-W-L-W) […]

Premier League Transfer Records: How Does Each Club Stack Up?

As more and more money is being pumped into the English Premier League, transfer fees are increasing exponentially from one transfer window to another. During the 2014 summer transfer window that closed on the first of September, a record £835 million was spent by Premier League clubs. Six of these […]

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Lampard can respond to detractors

Frank Lampard’s arrival in Major League Soccer was initially belated, and then rather disappointing. An extended spell at Manchester City, having agreed to join expansion outfit New York City FC, frustrated many, with the former England international arriving Stateside a year later than expected, and mid-season. Now 37 years of age, […]